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Federal Preemption

Assoc. of Irritated Residents v. Kern County Board of Supervisors

ELR Case

A California appellate court held that a project to modify an oil refinery so it can unload the equivalent of 150,000 barrels of crude oil per day should not proceed until corrections can be made to its state environmental impact report...

Seneca Resources Corp. v. Highland Township

ELR Case

A district court held that a township's Home Rule Charter prohibiting deposition of any waste from oil and gas extraction within the township and invalidating any state permit to the contrary was preempted by the SDWA. In 2014, EPA...

Friends of the Eel River v. North Coast Railroad Authority

ELR Case

The California Supreme Court held that the state Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was not preempted by federal law. The North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) undertook a project to update and repair railroad tracks that run across the...